Intimate Partner Violence: Race, Social Class and Masculinity

Intimate Partner Violence: Race, Social Class and Masculinity
Elizabeth A. Mansley
September 2009

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-373-8 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / viii, 204 pages

Price   $62.00


Mansley examines how race and class impact the construction of masculinity as demonstrated through men’s accounts of intimate partner violence. Using an Ecological Nested Model, she examines race and class differences in the role that institutions and culture play in promoting violence against women. These differences support the call for culturally sensitive batterer treatment programs that are not just reflective of race, but of class as well. Knowledge of these differences would allow treatment providers to tailor their treatment plans to account for such diversity and to develop culturally sensitive treatment that will be more effective.

About the Author

Elizabeth A. Mansley is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University. She received her Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Delaware. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, the social construction of gender, family and social stratification.